Dallas R. Pruitt, Jr.

June 12, 1949 - January 16, 2013
Dallas R. Pruitt, Jr.

Dallas R. Pruitt, Jr., 63 of Supply, NC and formerly of Winston Salem, NC passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

He was born in Mt. Airy, NC on June 12, 1949. Remembered is his father, Jim Pruitt.

Dallas was retired from Winston Salem Police Dept. after 20 years of service. He was a member of Brunswick Islands Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years. A member and co-founder of Tri-Beach Car Club, had a great love for fishing and hunting and being out doors.

His love for his Lord and Savior was always evident before others and his strong faith was his witness in life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Melodee Pruitt; two sons, Todd Pruitt(Heather), and Justin Pruitt(Tiffany); six grandchildren, Aubrie, Eli, Emma, Maggie, Rowan, and Aaron; his mother, Ruby B. Pruitt; one sister, Teresa Fritts(Randy); brother-in-law Kent Allen(Donna) and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will see friends on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 1 pm to 2:45 PM at Brunswick Islands Baptist Church 1672 Mt. Pisgah Road, Supply, NC where the memorial service will be at 3 PM.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Village Road Chapel, 524 Village Road, Leland, NC 28551 910.383.3511


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  • January 20, 2013
    Terry W. Spainhour says:
    I met Dallas in 1972. Immediately he became one of the role models I aspired to emulate. I saw him as a no-nonsense man with a tremendous sense of humor who stood a head above all others. As his life progressed this was proven to me as I watched Dallas face adversity time and again, meeting every challenge with the fierceness of the warrior he was. Reward has come with his release, I have no doubt. Rest in peace my brother, we will meet again......

  • January 18, 2013
    Jesse Doyle says:
    I was saddened to hear of Dallas's passing. Our prayers go out to the family.

  • February 09, 2013
    Angela says:
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for reaching out to me and lnitteg me know we have something in common even though it is painful. Sometimes you just need to know that someone else understands what you are feeling and all the emotions. My dad was only 59 years young which is way too early to leave this place. But I will do everything in my power to keep his memory alive. I will be reading your blog daily as well. Please do keep in touch with me.

  • February 14, 2013
    ASB says:
    Dallas was my first FTO. He was tough, but there were good reasons for it. Dallas didn't pull punches for anyone, including management, which I always respected. I still have his poem "we'll carry on" on my mantle. I will never forget him. God bless Dallas and his family.

  • January 19, 2013
    mike branscome says:
    I worked with Dallas at the WSPD and knew him for many years. He was a stronger and better man than I would ever hope to be...I am very sorry for your loss,,,